Harrison Hot Springs, the District of Kent and the surrounding area offer great potential for new business, developers, and investors alike.
Harrison Hot Springs
At the southern end of Harrison Lake, Harrison Hot Springs has been a tourist destination for over 100 years. Surrounded by mountains and natural beauty and blessed with arguably the best natural hot springs in North America, Harrison offers a wonderful getaway for tourists and a great place to live for residents.
Commercial Development – Harrison currently has one major Resort Hotel with 330 rooms, two smaller hotels with 42 and 88 rooms and 5 smaller motels with 10-20 rooms each. Over the last 10 years commercial development has included a 42 unit time share hotel and a 19 unit vacation rental complex.
Residential Development – Harrison Hot Springs is situated on a limited building envelope between two mountains with a lake on one end and ALR farms on the other end. The last 10 years has seen substantial residential building growth.
Potential: The greatest potential for Harrison lies along the waterfront. Particularly on the eastern side of Harrison a number of properties are ready for re-development. These could easily be rolled into a package to allow a larger scale development to accommodate a larger hotel with extensive water park features. Another area of potential relates to the ever increasing recreational marine tourism being attracted to the lake.
District of Kent
The District of Kent comprises a large diverse area of over 160 square kilometers. Historically this has been a predominantly agricultural community known as the Corn Capital of BC.
Commercial Development – Commercial development has primarily been limited to the industrial park located on the North eastern corner of town. In recent years small artisan farms such as Farmhouse Cheese and the Back Porch have shown a new successful approach to agriculture.
Residential Development: The District of Kent with a large diverse area has seen substantial development in recent years. Many projects such as Huckleberry Lane & Langtry and the larger development on Mt. Woodside known as Harrison Highlands.
Potential: The District of Kent offers large potential for both Commercial and Residential development with significant parcels of undeveloped land available. Small lot farming and agri-tourism are also high potential developments that are starting to gain attention.
In the last few years the District of Kent has garnered international attention as a filming location.